Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, and All the Fall Fun

Fall 2022

It's now *officially* fall & we have gathered the best places and activities to get the most out of the season!  (Note:  this list is limited to fall-themed celebrations and activities.  We will be releasing a Halloween event guide separately!)

The Maize at Grandpa's Farm

Located at: 58th St. West & Grand Ave. in Billings

September Hours:

  • Wednesday 6pm - 9pm
  • Friday 6pm - 10pm
  • Saturday 10am - 10pm

October Hours: 

  • Wednesday 6pm - 9pm
  • Friday 10am - 10pm
  • Saturday 10am - 10pm

General Admission - $12  |   Admission During Haunting $15

**Haunting only Fri. & Sat.  Nights in October** 

TRIAXE axe throwing -

10 Minutes - $3 per person

15 Minutes - $8 per person

30 minutes - $45 (up to 6 people)

New this year: Debit & Credit cards accepted!  2022 maze design: 150 years of Yellowstone National Park

New admission policy:  Starting this season, we will no longer admit unaccompanied youth (14 and under). This new policy is to keep the Maize safe and fun for everyone.  If youth cannot produce a high school ID or a valid drivers license, they must be accompanied by a responsible parent or guardian. Chaperones must be within eyesight of their group at all times, and group sizes should not exceed 10 youth per chaperone.

Sunflower Festival: Book a photo shoot with your favorite Photographer. Or just come and take a selfie or two and take some blooms home to brighten your day.  Opening weekend until their gone!

Other Attractions Include: Pumpkin Patch, Hay Mountain, Tube Slide, Pig Races (check website for schedule), mini maze & other kid-centered activities!  Learn more here

T&C Farms

Located at: 1927 Holstein Lane in Laurel

Hours: every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday through the end of October 9am - Dusk

  • U-Pick Pumpkin Patch & Fall Farm Family Experience Including: Hayrides, corn maze, you pick field pumpkins, playground, gift shop, Pumpkin Slingshot, Redneck Skeeball, Giant Prize Pumpkins, Farm Produce, Farm Animals, picnic areas, & Barrel train!

Learn more here

Harvest Fest

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Downtown Billings under Skypoint

9:00am - 4:00pm

Details:  Sponsored by Montana Brewing Company, located in the center of downtown Billings under Skypoint. HarvestFest is a grand community fall festival taking place the second weekend of October after the summer’s Farmers’ Market ends. HarvestFest celebrates the season with a rich diversity of arts and crafts, mums, pumpkins, jams, face painting, balloon twisting, pies, and the final offerings of farmers’ market produce.

 The event has something for all ages; experience the aromas of food-truck fare like roasted nuts, steak sandwiches, and kettle corn, live entertainment performing under Skypoint, Montana Brewing Company’s annual Oktoberfest Beer Garden and Stein holing contest, an interactive children’s area including free crafts and activities hosted by Wise Wonders Science & Discovery Museum,

This fall street festival draws people from all over the Northwest region into the streets and businesses of downtown. Additional & new activities still to be announced! Learn more here!

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Live Entertainment
  • Stein Holding Contest
  • Free Kids Craft & Play Area
  • Oktoberfest Beer Garden by Montana Brewing Company
  • Spider Jump Bungee
  • Laser Tag  courtesy of Wild Rose Paintball
  • Food Trucks
  • Fall Mums
  • And more!
Laurel Brewfest

Saturday, October 1st

Millers Horse Palace (7215 Mossman Lane)

4:00pm - 8:00pm

Come enjoy a unlimited beer sampling from a variety of local breweries, food trucks, and live music! 

The Laurel Brewfest is a major fundraiser for the Laurel Chamber of Commerce. Funds raised will go toward furthering the missions of our committees and to programs and training opportunities for our business community. This year our main focus for the profit is our Laurel Beautification Program

On October 1st from 4:00pm -8:00pm, trade in your ticket for a wristband, your official Laurel Brewfest sampling glass, and your voting token. Then you’re on your way to UNLIMITED sampling. Make sure to participate in the 2022 People’s Choice Award, by dropping your token at your favorite brewer’s table. Must be 21 years and older to attend!

  • THE BREWERIES:  You’ll have unlimited tasting from approximately 10-15 professional craft brewers from around the state!
  • YOUR VOTE:  All ticket holders will be asked to vote for the People’s Choice Award! Then stay until the end to see who takes home the 2022 Laurel Brewfest Award.
  • THE MUSIC:  El Wencho will be playing this year for the brewfest.
  • THE FOOD VENDORS:  We will have a wide variety of Food Trucks available. Stay tuned for the list!
  • CASH BAR :  There will be a cash bar providing wine, mixed drinks and non-alcoholic drinks at the Brewfest for non-beer drinkers.  Must be age 21 or older.
  • THE TICKETS:  Pre-Sale tickets are $35/cup and available at the Chamber office at 108 E Main St. Additional ticket outlets include High Plains Brewing at 601 E Main, Laurel Ace Hardware at 415 SE 4th St, and Canyon Creek Brewing at 3060 Gabel Rd.
  • Tickets also will be available at the event for $40/cup.
  • General Admission $10- This is for designated drivers or those wanting to enjoy the cash bar
  • Must be age 21 or older.
  • YOUR FOUR-FOOTED FRIENDS:  No dogs (or pigs or goats) please. They don’t like beer anyway. But we do welcome your other (two-footed) family and friends.
  • HOW WE ALL BENEFIT:  The Brewfest is a major Chamber fundraising event of the year, with proceeds going toward the work of our committees and to other programs and training opportunities for the Laurel business community.

Learn more here!

Rescued & Reclaimed Harvest Season Vintage Market

Friday, October 7th             |       5:00pm - 8:00pm

Saturday, October 8th       |       10:00am - 4:00pm

MetraPark Expo Center

What this is:  The Rescued and Reclaimed Harvest Season Vintage Market will be held in Billings MT on October 7th & 8th, 2022 at the MetraPark Expo Center which has over 63,000 square feet of shopping experience.  We have over 80 of the regions finest vendors coming in from all over Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Idaho & Minnesota.  We will also have five fabulous food vendors lined up with plenty of seating area.  So jump in the car and plan to come spend the day with us and be prepared to be amazed by all of the Vintage, Junk, Repurposed, Rusty, Primitive, Fine Antiques, Jewelry & Clothing that you have ever seen.  The show opens Friday Evening with the Special Early Shopping Event from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM with Admission that evening being $15.00 which will also get you into the show on Saturday.  On Saturday Admission is $5.00 & hours are from 10-4. Children 14 & under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate.  Hope to see you all there!!!!

Click here for more info

starting dates for fall hunting in Montana

Living in Montana, hunting is a big deal and fall tradition for many.  Please never hunt or fish without a proper license and always be aware of when you are on state/federal lands vs. private lands!  And always, always be BEAR AWARE!  It's also worth noting that fishing season is open all year long on lakes and ends on November 30th for most rivers and streams.  Here are the highlighted start dates for general hunting for the most popular game seasons (archery and other specifics have different dates):

  • Mountain Grouse:  September 1 - January 1
  • Turkey:  September 1 - January 1
  • Bighorn Sheep:  September 15 - November 27
  • Black Bear:  September 15 - November 27
  • Moose:  September 15 - November 27
  • Mountain Goat:  September 15 - November 27
  • Duck:  October 1 - January 5 (in most areas)
  • Geese:  October 1 - January 13 (in most areas)
  • Antelope (Pronghorn):  October 8 - November 13
  • Deer:  October 22 - November 27
  • Elk:  October 22 - November 27
  • Mountain Lion:  October 22 - November 27
  • Bison:  November 15 - February 15

Learn more here

Other Noteworthy Fall-Themed Things To Do:

Fall Outdoor Plant Care @Gainan's in the Heights on Oct. 1st beginning at 10:00am.  Please join us for our FREE FALL OUTDOOR PLANT CARE workshop. Success in the spring begins in the fall, join us to learn what you can do now to prepare your plants for success in the spring. We will discuss pruning and dividing plants, freezing temperatures, fall feeding, bed preparations, lawn and garden winter preparations. Class is FREE. Preregistration is not necessary.

Autumnal Centerpiece Workshop with Petali Floral @Meadowlark Brewing on Oct. 1st from 11:00am - 1:00pm.  Fun mix of florals, greenery and fall fixtures in a cute basket or pumpkin vessel.  Beer token and individual charcuterie board included for all participants. Fun for a work- team bonding, group of friends or family! Limited spots available  $95

Harvester Fest @Meadowlark Brewing on Oct. 29th from 5:30pm - 8:00pm.  A Fun night with scarecrows, trunk or treat and a bouncy house for the littles and various festive fun!

Be on the lookout for a complete list of Halloween activities to keep you busy throughout October to be released soon!

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